ἰσχνός

See also: ισχνός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

A cognate u-stem has been assumed in Avestan 𐬵𐬌𐬱𐬐𐬎(hišku, dry) and Middle Irish sesc (dry). These are derived from Proto-Indo-European *seyk- (to wither), found also in Latin siccus (dry). For this adjective, an ad hoc base form *si-sk-sno- has been assumed. From the same root are ἰσχαλέος (iskhaléos, dry, barren) and ἰσχάς (iskhás, dried fig).

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AdjectiveEdit

ἰσχνός (iskhnósm (feminine ἰσχνή, neuter ἰσχνόν); first/second declension

  1. dry, withered, shriveled
    Synonym: ῥῡσός (rhūsós)
  2. thin, lean, meager
    Synonym: σπῐνός (spinós)
  3. weak, feeble
  4. (of a swelling) reduced
  5. (of clothing materials) light, thin
  6. (of style) spare, plain, unadorned

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